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Old 05-10-2019, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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Corporations cannot be imprisoned.
But they are subjected to a form of capital punishment, in that they can be put out of business. AT&T for example. Woulda, shoulda, coulda GM.
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:07 AM
 
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Even Without an in depth study of the proposal, I feel that, since it is being proposed by Adam Schiff, it will more likely be better for the Democrat Party, than it is for the country.
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:38 AM
 
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Agree
I was really disappointed when this got through years ago. It is indicative of the political establishment $$$ pig trough in both parties.
Our government only represents the wealthy donor class which consist of mostly big corporations and banks. Trade with China was started by these same people while the majority of Americans were punished for it. Everyone else is pretty much on their own.
They all need to be booted out of Washington DC.
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:47 AM
 
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By whatever reasoning, the same people who protest loud and long at the abuses of corporate power aren't the least bit upset by the corrupt alliance between public-employee unions, particularly the National Education Association, and school districts which enjoy a virtual monopoly over the educational "offerings" (some of which is little more than Politically Correct indoctrination) to the local citizenry -- many of whom don't have either the education or the resources to seek an alternative.
The problems our nation faces are not going to go away since unions only make up 15% of the workforce. You take away the last 15% and any semblance of power left for the common man is all gone and we become 100% state fascism ruled by corporations and banks.
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Old 05-10-2019, 07:23 AM
 
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I didn't like the decision but it does need to be changed by legislation. I do blame republicans, their action had the unintended consequence of dark money and the explosion of lobbyists.
In the 70s, there were only a few hundred corporate lobby offices in Washington DC.
Today, there are over 2000 Corporate and Banking lobby offices in DC.

Look at the changes since the 70s that have rewarded corporations and made them bigger along with higher CEO pay while it has been downhill for everyone else with stagnating wages.

Since the 70s, we went from 1 man supporting a family to it taking both working.
Trade with slave labor nations.
War after war after war to protect corporate interests.
An expanding global military presence to protect corporate interests.
Higher healthcare costs.
Bail outs and corporate welfare.


Everything that has been done since corporate lobbying increased has rewarded the corporate elite and punished everyone else.
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:10 AM
 
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This is all grandstanding.

In this era of hyper-partianship the chances of this idiot Schiff passing this amendment is less than me being the first man on Mars.

I wish that he, Nadler, Pelosi, McConnel and Schumer would stop all these collusion, obstruction, impeachment and other useless things that will go nowhere and just waste time and instead do something that will help the country. But then pigs might fly before they will happen.
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:10 AM
 
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Rep. Adam Schiff introduced a constitutional amendment on Wednesday aimed at overturning The Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling. The amendment would allow Congress and the states to put limits on campaign contributions. It would also allow states to enact laws creating public financing of campaigns.



Who would be against this?
I would be against 100% of what Adam Schiff does? I assume you are also against all the funded groups by George Soros as well?
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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I would be against 100% of what Adam Schiff does? I assume you are also against all the funded groups by George Soros as well?
The funny thing is that Candidate Trump would have supported such an amendment. President Trump, not so much.
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:44 AM
 
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In the 70s, there were only a few hundred corporate lobby offices in Washington DC.
Today, there are over 2000 Corporate and Banking lobby offices in DC.

Look at the changes since the 70s that have rewarded corporations and made them bigger along with higher CEO pay while it has been downhill for everyone else with stagnating wages.

Since the 70s, we went from 1 man supporting a family to it taking both working.
Trade with slave labor nations.
War after war after war to protect corporate interests.
An expanding global military presence to protect corporate interests.
Higher healthcare costs.
Bail outs and corporate welfare.


Everything that has been done since corporate lobbying increased has rewarded the corporate elite and punished everyone else.
What is likely needed to address is something like THE AMERICAN ANTI-CORRUPTION ACT:

1. STOP CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND POLITICAL BRIBERY
PROVISION 1: PROHIBIT POLITICIANS FROM RAISING FUNDS FROM LOBBYISTS
● Members of Congress and candidates for federal office may not accept contributions in connection with an election for federal office from a lobbyist.
...

2. END SECRET MONEY WITH FULL TRANSPARENCY
PROVISION 5: REQUIRE FULL TRANSPARENCY OF SIGNIFICANT POLITICAL FUNDRAISING AND SPENDING
...
3. FIX OUR BROKEN ELECTIONS PROVISION 6: END GERRYMANDERING
● Transfer all authority over redistricting to an independent, fully transparent commission that must follow strict guidelines to ensure accurate representation for all voters, regardless of political party.
...
4. ENFORCE THE RULES
PROVISION 12: FIX THE FEC’S COORDINATION REGULATIONS
● The FEC’s current coordination regulations permit extensive collaboration between candidates and supposedly “independent” Super PACs. Amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to create reasonable presumptions of coordination under which an expenditure made by a Super PAC is treated as a contribution to the candidate.
...

https://3pcd0f2kpjl33pmc34996z9w-wpe...22F62F2017.pdf
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Rep. Adam Schiff introduced a constitutional amendment on Wednesday aimed at overturning The Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling. The amendment would allow Congress and the states to put limits on campaign contributions. It would also allow states to enact laws creating public financing of campaigns.



Who would be against this?
Mitt Romney and other bought and paid for scallywags. Corporations are people.
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